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That large stack of manila folders on the left contain the hundreds of Cooley resumes that lawyer has received and is now about to have shredded.
Do you think Cooley mailed these to their alumni associations at Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and McDonalds?
This might be the funniest piece of propaganda I have EVER seen!! Why do even bother with this charade? The law schools have lied about employment and starting salary info for years. They have provided false information to consumers/students and to the the governing body, i.e. the ABA. Why don't the law schools simply declare a 100% employment rate? They could arbitrarily make the effective date within 9 months - or 5 years - of graduation. Lastly, Cooley truly is a decrepit pile of dung. I would rather go to jail for a week than go to this dump for law school.
Paraphrased: "The higher our graduate employment rate, the more likely grads will be hired."No correlation: Employers may not hire Cooley grads even when its recent employment rates are high.(Assuming correlation) Post hoc ergo propter hoc, spurious causation, fallacy of the single cause: Employers hire for multiple reasons (e.g. needing workers), not (just?) because the school's employment rate is high.I really need to bone up on my informal fallacies.
I like the look-I'm-a-professional imagery
"Employers look at employment rates rates before hiring?" That's a mobius strip of words. I wonder if a first draft was "Employers look at employment rates before employing."
I got scared ...
I wouldn't be surprised if firms did look at employment rates when making hiring decisions. Remember that most of these people keep their jobs by making safe, tested moves, not by rocking the boat.It's just funny this is from Cooley.
I'm a Cooley grad and just like every Cooley grad I know, I make $1000/month. (Although I'm lucky. Most of my Cooley grad friends either work at Walmart, Home Depot or 80 hours a week in a law firm for their $1000/month - I only have to work part-time.) I guess if, as Cooley, your grads are out making $1000 a month, you would have to find a way to spin that into something positive, so they try: "What does it matter that you will never make more than $1000 a month after paying $150,000 for a legal education! At least it's 100% employment!"
I read this as "Make sure to say you have a job, even if you don't. Let's fudge the numbers."Doesn't this violate the school's own Honor Code?
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